THE TRAIL: Northern District Boone County commissioner candidates campaign

Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 7:08 a.m. CDT, Thursday, October 25, 2012
Don Bormann waits outside a residence in the neighborhood of El Chaparral off of East Broadway to distribute brochures about his concerns and platforms for his campaign for Boone County Northern District Commissioner. Bormann said his door-to-door canvassing is important to the voters because they need all the information on the candidates, and every time he meets someone new to Columbia, it makes all the difference to him that they know who they’re voting for.

This election season, the Missourian has sent photojournalists to capture images of the campaigns and gain insight on election issues in ways that might seem unexpected. The Trail is an occasional photo series that will show you the scenes from campaign events in mid-Missouri.

COLUMBIA — Democratic candidate Janet Thompson and Republican candidate Don Bormann have been campaigning for the Northern District Boone County commissioner seat.

Bormann believes his background as a surveyor and his civic activism in Centralia make him a good choice for Northern District Boone County commissioner.

Thompson says her background as a public defender in capital cases and her ability to negotiate make her a good choice for position.

Janet Thompson listens to Boone County public administrator candidates Cathy Richards, Democrat, and John Sullivan, Republican, at a public candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters.

Northern Boone County commissioner candidates Don Bormann and Janet Thompson debate during a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters at the Columbia Public Library.

Janet Thompson, the Democratic candidate for Boone County Northern District commissioner, pets her horse Lily's nose after feeding her at sunrise Monday. Thompson works as a public defender for Boone County and she is very passionate about her defense of capital criminals, as she says she is ardently opposed to the death penalty in Missouri.

Don Bormann, the Republican candidate for the Northern District Boone County commissioner, hosts a barbecue in Centralia to speak with his supporters and fellow candidates for other offices. A resident of Boone County for 36 years and Centralia for 16, Bormann has operated Bormann Surveying for 20 years.

Supervising editor is Brian Kratzer.

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